Ruth Dixon

19 March 1769–28 January 1827 (Age 57)
Beeston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ruth

Ruth Dixon was born on 19 March 1769, in Beeston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Dixon. She married John Sowden on 31 October 1796, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 28 January 1827, in Farnley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57.

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John Sowden
Ruth Dixon
Marriage: 31 October 1796
James Sowden
John Sowden
Mary Sowden
John Sowden
Hannah Sowden
Elizabeth Sowden
Andrew Sowden
Job Sowden

Spouse and Children

31 October 1796
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom




    Mary Sowden


    John Sowden



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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 1

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 6

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 18

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth in entry for John Sowden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ruth Sowden in entry for John Sowden, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Ruth Dixon, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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